• Smokey quartz chain maille necklace


    This stunning chain maille necklace has been made using the sweat pea weave in bronze jump rings.  Smokey quartz, the national gemstone of Scotland, has been used in faceted round accent stones and a smokey quartz drop at the front as a focal point.  This necklace hangs beautifully on the décolletage and will look beautiful with any outfit.

    A little bit of history

    Chain maille is thought to have been invented before the 5th century by the ancient Celts.  The name is derived from the french 'maille' which is derived from th latin word 'macula' meaning 'mesh of a net'.  There are three main types of chain mailed European, Japanese and Persian.  The Byzantine weave comes under European chain maille. 

    In these modern times is has been discovered that chain maille can look extremely feminine when made with precious metals and with the addition of gemstones or equally masculine using more industrial shaped jump rings in the construction of the chain maille piece.  Chain maille allows very durable pieces of jewellery to be made as has been shown in the medieval armour that we can still see today.  A piece of chain maille can be made to suit everyone, be it young, old, male or female.  It just depends on the materials used: glass; metal; pearls; precious gemstones.  The jewellery is only limited by your imagination.

    If you are interested in anything in the Toria's Trinkets collection but would like something made personally for you please contact me and i would be happy to sit and talk to you about your thoughts and how i can create a unique piece for you to treasure. I have a wide variety of gemstones that i use to create my pieces and if i don't have exactly what you are looking for in my stash i will be able to obtain it in order to create your piece of jewellery.

    Your piece will come in either an organza bag or boxed.

    All items from my collections are created with love, care and attention to detail and i hope that when you receive your item you love it as much as i do. I use 100% genuine gemstones and high quality materials. I love what i do and hope you do too.

    love and light x